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YOU CAN GET AIDS FROM: 



•By having sex without a latex condom 
(rubber or jimmy hat). 

Drugs 

•By sharing needles (" works") used to shoot 
drugs. 

•By having sex with someone who shoots or 
used to shoot drugs. 




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YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF 
FROM AIDS 




Don't Use Drugs 



Don't Share Needles 



You Can Say No To Sex 



If You Say Yes: 
Use Latex Condoms 



YOU CAN PREVENT AIDS 



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The surest protection against AIDS is to not 
have sexual intercourse. 

But, if you do have sexual intercourse: 

•Learn how to use a latex condom (rubber) 
correctly. 

• Use a New condom Everytime. 

•Don't let blood or sexual fluids (cum) from 
men or women enter your vagina, mouth or 
anus (butt). 

Are Any Sexual Activities Safe? 

Yes. Some safe activities are touching, 
hugging, massage, dry kissing, and 
masturbation. 

What About French Kissing . . . ??? 

French kissing is probably safe as long as 
there are no sores or blood in or around 
the mouth. 





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Drugs & Needles 

•Don't use drugs. 

•Try to get off drugs and into treatment. Get 
help by calling the drug hotline at 
1-800-327-5050. 

•Don't share needles or "works" for shooting 
drugs, steroids, tatoos or earpiercing. 



A Person Can Have The AIDS Virus 
And: 

• Look and feel fine. 

•Give it to you and not even know they have it. 

You Can't Tell Someone Is Infected By 
Looking At Them Or By Guessing. 



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About Pregnancy. . . 

•You can give the AIDS virus to your baby 
during pregnancy. 

• If you are thinking of getting pregnant, or 
are pregnant, seek health care right away. 



You Should Also Know That . . . 
•You Cannot get AIDS from handshakes, 
hugs, insects, toilet seats, sneezes or 
sharing cups and forks. 



For More Information, Call: 
AIDS Information 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health 

Toil-Free AIDS Hotline 

1-800-235-2331* 

AIDS Action Committee Hotline (Boston Area) 

(617) 536-7733 

HIV Testing Information 

(617) 522-4090 (Call Collect) 

Bilingual AIDS Information 

Spanish/English Hotline 
(617) 262-7248 (Boston Area) 
1-800-637-3776 (Toll-Free) 
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hotline 

1-800-327-5050 (Toll Free) 

(617)445-1500 

(617)445-0071* 

Teen Line 

(617) 424-5700 
*TDD 



PROTECT YOURSELF 
YOU ARE WORTH IT! 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Philip W. Johnston, Secretary of Human Services 

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D., Commissioner of Public Health 



Design by Joanna Bodenweber 



July 1988 



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